BGI is a place that offers a wide range of air traffic so one should get lots to see. The problem is I have never spotted there so I do not know where to get the best views.
The early morning sees many LIAT and Caribbean Star (LI and 8B) services depart BGI
for nearby islands - one can also see Trans Island Airways (TIA
) services which provide charters and some scheduled services to the islands. AA
and American Eagle also have early departures. BW
comes in early with its KIN
service and on some days MIA
flights. As the morning goes on the LI
and 8B services come and go at regular intervals. The long-haul flights from the UK and Europe arrive in the early to mid afternoon - since you will go in late November the charters will be starting up but their peak will come after Christmas. AA
also have flights in during this time - 3 days per week BW
901 from LHR
stops in BGI
so if you spot on Sat or Mon (I do not recall which is the other day) you will see the A340 which you would have flown down on!
The long haul flights tend to depart in the late afternoon and by evening the traffic slows down somewhat. Generally the last long haul out is BW
900 to LHR
on those days it goes via BGI
(twice weekly it goes via UVF and twice via ANU
) and then the inter-island flights tend to come in and the planes park for the night.
Dash 8s are in profusion in BGI
with the large fleets of 8B and LI
offering many fine specimens. BW
757s, 767s and A300s and the A320s of AC
(also 767s) and US Airways are the common types there along with BA
777s and VS
Have a good time in Barbados.